My writing and photography help me connect with the natural world around me.
My goal is to help others experience that powerful connection.



Books by Emily Stone

Natural Connections: Exploring Northwoods Nature through Science and Your Senses

This book is currently for sale only through Cable Museum. the button below will take you to that site.

Natural Connections 2: Dreaming of an Elfin Skimmer

This book is currently for sale only through Cable Museum. The button below will take you to that site.

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Larry offers nature programs suitable for general adult audiences, especially those with an interest in conservation and the outdoors.


Larry Stone’s Iowa: Listening to the Land

Dog Days?

Dog days? We may grumble about the heat and humidity this time of year – but don’t blame it on your poor dog! The term refers to …
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Summer Images

Michigan Lilies Barn Buzzard   Fawn Tanager Itch Why did the skunk cross the Motor Mill bridge? Mama killdeer Lightning Hope Lutheran Spike in velvet   Indigo bunting   Butterfly milkweed   Turkey River explorer  
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The Land Remains

    Many of us baby boomer farm kids recall growing up in the 1950s and 60s walkin’ beans, baling hay, quail in the fencerows, and “the …
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Happy New Year!

  2022 along Clayton County’s Turkey River is starting as an Iowa January should: 4 inches of snow on the ground, more on the way, and …
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Too much fun gardening and savoring the approaching summer to write a real blog – but here is a selection of images from the season.        
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A Hoot in the Storm

Have you ever heard a barred owl’s distinctive, 8-part, hooted call – “Who- cooks-for-Yoouuu? Who-cooks-for-youall?” The eerie song echoes through the Iowa woods – from …
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Real Winter!

It’s starting to feel like a real Iowa winter! Good thing the tractor still runs, because the snow-bladed-off-the-driveway pile is nearing record proportions. The farm store clerks …
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Turkey Float

Turkey Float   A calm, blue-sky May day, with the Turkey River running clear and stable. Spring migrants singing from the trees along the river banks. Redhorse …
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Happy Earth Day!

Prairie STRIPS photo by Omar de Kok-Mercado As an organizer of the FIRST Earth Day, in 1970, I celebrate the 50th anniversary. Yes, I mean FIRST. We …
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